Keel Laid For Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore, the first in a new class of ship for Seabourn, reached a significant milestone last week as her keel was laid in a special ceremony.

Rendering of Seabourn Encore.

Rendering of Seabourn Encore.

The keel laying ceremony, held at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard, marks an important milestone in the construction of the new ship. The ceremony was attended by key members of the¬†Holland America Group, Seabourn, and¬†Fincantieri executive teams.

“Set to debut as the most modern and acclaimed ship in the ultra-luxury segment, the keel laying of Seabourn Encore represents another pivotal stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “This is an important milestone and we look forward to revealing further progress and highlights of Seabourn Encore in the months ahead.”

The new Seabourn Encore is modeled after her Odyssey Class predecessors, but will feature an additional deck and new public spaces. The all-suite Seabourn Encore is expected to sail with only 600 guests in, offering an exclusive and intimate onboard atmosphere. Additional details of the ship’s offerings are expected soon. Seabourn Encore is scheduled to debut late 2016.

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.